Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Hamilton box and Hamilton paperwork. The watch comes paired with its original worn brown leather 22mm strap with a signed buckle. The watch is from August 2013 and is in worn condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in fair overall condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
In 1892 Hamilton was founded in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and began producing pocket watches. Their focus has always been to make accurate affordable timepieces. In 1914, they became an official supplier to the U.S. Armed Forces during WWI, they shifted production from pocket watches to the more convenient wristwatch. In 1926 Admiral Richard E. Byrd became the first aviator to reach the North Pole, circling it for 13 minutes before returning to base. He timed this pioneering 15 hours and 57-minute flight with a Hamilton watch. As soon as America joined the Allied forces in World War 2 they stopped producing watches for consumers to focus on the enormous task of supplying the U.S. Armed Forces. They produced over one million timepieces including wristwatches and marine chronometers, even earning an Army-Navy E award for excellence in manufacturing. On May 16, 1974, Hamilton was sold to SSIH, which is the previous name of what is now the Swatch Group. They remained in the US until 2003 when they transferred their operation to Biel, Switzerland. From this date forward they were able to put on their dials Swiss-made.
Inspired by the military specced Hamilton's that were made from the 1960s up to the 1980s. Hamilton has made this a more contemporary 42mm stainless steel round case with tapering curved lugs. At 52mm lug to lug length, you can be sure of a comfortable fit on the wrist. Polished and brushed surfaces transition with crisp edges. On the right side is a large signed crown. The polished bezel holds the flat sapphire crystal above a matte black sector-style dial. An outer minute track with the 60 seconds precisely printed with the large Arabic numerals coated in Super-LumiNova marking the hours inside an inner ring. The smaller numerals underneath mark the 24-hour scale. Slim syringe hands have the same Super-LumiNova lume giving it that vintage appeal complemented by a red arrow-tipped sweeping second hand. On the reverse a screw-down exhibition case back. Inside an automatic ETA Cal. 2824-2, 25 jewels, 28,800 beats per hour. The movement has hand winding and hacking and comes with a bi-directional rotor engraved with Hamilton. Fitted on its original brown leather 22mm strap with a signed buckle and comes with its Hamilton presentation box and papers.
We often talk about value here at KibbleWatches and rightfully so, its one of our core goals when buying and selling watches, this Hamilton epitomises value! Automatic ETA, built like a tank and from a brand with true history and heritage in the Swiss watch world!